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It indeed should not but I've seen numerous occasions where the live CD does ask for user name and password. Unfortunately I've never been able to figure out what to enter and under which occasions this happens. On the same system, it sometimes asks and sometimes it does not ask.
as XavierP asked, how do you use Ubuntu?
somewhere (in the first menu) is an option to check the disk for defects (but it's a bit hidden and I'm not sure where)
burn a new copy (at lowest speed); do NOT use rewritable CDs or use a fresh one
you can try to create a live USB stick (instructions can be found on the Ubuntu download site) and boot from that (if your system supports it).
FWIW, the SimplyMEPIS live CD does have 2 logins, "demo" & "root", & their passwords are the same as the usernames. (Demo - demo, root - root.) This is very simple & easy to remember, but also very insecure. OTOH, who cares about security on a demo CD.
I have never waited long enough to see SimplyMEPIS live CD do an automatic log in.
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